Safer Internet Week

This week for Safer Internet Week, we read the story; ‘Smartie the Penguin’. We talked about being safe online and wrote a list of the trusted adults we should speak to if we feel worried about something. We got in to small groups and used role play to model these safe choices.

The Beatitudes

This week in RE we learned how Jesus gave the Sermon on the Mount and that the teachings in Matthew 5:3-12 are called the Beatitudes. We looked at each of the eight Beatitudes (blessings), and discussed how we can be more like Jesus.

We looked closely at the Beatitude; “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God” and thought about the many different ways we can be peacemakers at school.

The Geffrye Museum

Today Year 1 had an in-school session from the Geffrye Museum for our topic on ‘Houses and Homes’. We looked at a range of objects from the; Tudor, Victorian, Edwardian and 1980’s era.  We first had to investigate what the materials were.  Once we found out the object and their use we compared them to objects we use today!  It was so much fun looking at the artefacts.

The Geffrye Museum
Beeswax Candles
Victorian hot water bottle
Plunger to wash clothes
Feather Quill Pen
Victorian Toaster

Division and Sharing

This week in Maths we have been learning about division.  We learnt that division is the same as sharing equally.  We shared a range of objects into groups of 2’s, 4’s and 6’s.  We had a lot of fun!


This week in Science, we have been learning about different materials.

The children used the enquiry type of identifying and classifying to investigate materials around us.

To begin with the children were given the opportunity to discuss what a material is. They then listed some materials they knew such as; glass, wood, plastic and metal.

For the investigation, the children walked around the classroom looking for different materials that had been labelled. Asking scientific questions, they had to decide whether the labelling was correct!

If not, they needed to remove the label and find a object made from that material.